The great-grandparents of today’s students were given their own tablets, page-size slates with chalk and an eraser. They were tools for learning.
In the overall scheme of things nothing has changed. There’s a teacher with assignments followed by tests, but in the digital age the tools are remarkably different.
District 11 fire and rescue was called to a silo fire Monday morning at the Jim Phillips feed yards on Highway K-16 east of Valley Falls.
Fire Chief John Gordon found a column of smoke rising from the 75-foot high silo. The silo contained about 55 feet of last year’s silage crop.
The annual Veterans Day observance at Valley Falls Monday was marked by a special recognition for those veterans who served during World War II.
Broadway Street in Valley Falls was lined with vans, car trunks, and pickups with people handing out candy to “trick or treaters” last Thursday evening.
The Jefferson West Tigers emerged victorious from the sub-state volleyball tournament and are headed for the state tournament at Salina.
It’s the first time for the girls to go to state since 1999.
Chain saw artist John Zibell, Holton, put the finishing touches on a cross he created in the Valley Falls Cemetery one day last week.
Six-year-old Sophie Laney has been preparing for Halloween for some time.
Keith Jackson is in charge of the village blacksmith shop at Cottonwood Station named in memory of his son, Clark.
During festivals and shows Norm Davis, Topeka, usually does the blacksmithing while Jackson gives tours of the rest of the shop.
June Hilbert was a city girl with no farm background. But she was wooed by a farmer and has spent almost 30 years chasing after cows that were on the wrong side of the fence or having trouble birthing a calf.
The Delaware Township Library Board members would like the city officials to see their vision of making the library the cultural center of the community and help them create it.
“We really had our hopes up when we first approached the city, knowing they were moving to new quarters,” librarian Amy Lassiter said.